Amid rumors swirling about what prompted her trip last month to rehab, Selena Gomez has posted a picture of a Bible passage on her Instagram account on Wednesday.
The singer/actress highlighted a passage from Genesis 12:2 which reads, "I will make you a great nation; I will bless you/ And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing." Along with the verse, Gomez wrote, "He will bless me w/ great gifts," drawing an arrow from the text to imply she would share those blessings "with others."
Gomez's photo of the verse was in fact from a page in Hillsong Church's Senior Pastor Brian Houston's devotional book, "How to Maximise Your Life." According to its Amazon description, the book discusses "several Biblical truths for living with purpose, building intimate and meaningful relationships and finding the balance to healthy living and wholeness." more >>
Arvella Schuller, the wife of the Rev. Robert H. Schuller who helped found the Crystal Cathedral Ministries passed away on Tuesday, February 11th. Her passing has evoked fond memories for those of us whose lives she touched. The imprint that she made upon my life came in the early days of the twenty years that I served at the Crystal Cathedral.
Upon graduating from USC I followed my heart to develop a "Dance Ministry," which found its purpose within the unique ministries of the Crystal Cathedral. To learn more about the purpose for dance in the Scriptures I entered Fuller Theological Seminary. Yet, the prime lesson that I learned was gained at a Women's Ministry event from a lecture by Arvella Schuller.
In her lecture entitled, Worship: The Inspirational Hour, Mrs. Schuller spoke passionately on how the purpose of art was found in the priority of praise. This passion, was exemplified through her artistic endeavors on the "Hour of Power" television ministry, as well as the children's and Glories ministries. Her passion embodied the words of Martin Luther who wrote that..."all the arts, especially music should be used in the service of Him who gave and made them." more >>
Quintin Demps is not your average NFL player, he is also the creator of the Purpose By Faith record label who hopes to use the platform to inspire others and make dreams come true.
The Kansas City Chiefs safety, 28, is on fire for Jesus, which has inspired him to re-ignite his passion for music by creating his independent record label. While the 2014 NFL regular season will not begin until next September, Demps is manning a different type of competition off of the football field in an attempt to combine his passion for music and faith.
The football player, who moonlights as rapper and writer "Q," has opened up a talent competition for singers who are interested in being featured on his upcoming album, which is slated for a Summer 2014 release. Demps is challenging serious singers who are passionate about faith-based music to submit 15-second video clips showcasing their abilities to his Instagram, Facebook or Twitter accounts. more >>
Chris Brown is reportedly being accused of assaulting a man after a basketball game got heated last year.
Brown, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter may be currently working on himself in a rehabilitation center, but TMZ is reporting that one man is suing him for assault.
Malcolm Ausbon is suing Brown after reportedly playing basketball with the singer in a 24-Hour Fitness gym, which allegedly ended in a physical altercation last July. more >>
Kanye West may have vowed to stop making controversial statements before 2014 started, but it looks like he couldn't keep that promise with his latest rant.
West, the 36-year-old rap mogul, told his fans during a Penn State Yeezus tour stop that he was finished making his infamous controversial rants, but his latest speech about radio DJs Charlamagne and Sway Calloway had him going back on his word.
"Everybody who been writing all that (expletive) to (expletive) diss me and talk (expletive), what the (expletive) did you do," West exclaimed in another of his now infamous rants. "What have you done with the past 10 years of your (expletive) life, Charlamagne! Sway! What the (expletive) you did? (Expletive) these (expletive) names is. I AM YEEZUS!!!" more >>
Beyonce's trainer is opening up about the 32-year-old singer's transition into the vegan lifestyle.
Marco Borges, the CEO of 22 Days Nutrition, also serves as Beyonce's personal trainer. He recently opened up to E! News about the singer's decision to live a lifestyle that is mostly plant-based.
"She is all about health and wellness. She just wants to feel good," Borges told E! News recently. "The transition [from vegan] was fairly easy, because [now] she's sticking to a mostly plant-based diet with some fish here and there." more >>